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Old 02 September 2009, 16:00   #11
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Apparently that isn't true
actually it is one of the many reasons why i didnt take of with the B army, one of the other reasons was that when immersed there were too many electronics to contend with.

i remember watching the trials at Bovington Driver and Maintenance section,(d&m school) and the Non turbo 2.5 won in every way, albeit underpowered but perfectly adequate!!

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Its the one with the 2.5TD,
avoid this engine unless your into replacing head gaskets and warped cylinder heads, racking my brains here but didnt they have two cylinder heads doggypaddle??
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Old 02 September 2009, 16:04   #12
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I have a 1988 110 retrofitted with a 200tdi. It was fitted with a TD which was not bad as long as you let it idle before switching off and watched the temp and oil levels. A 200tdi is a straight drop in.

The main points to check are:

The rear cross member on the inner edge of it and arond the tow ball mointing points. A new cross member is not hard to fit if you can weld.

The bulkhead corners below the front windscreen are weak spots to check for. Again not hard to repair if you can weld or know someone who can.

Check for any play on the drive shafts around the UJ's. Oil leaks are common but if its leaving huge puddles then have a closer look.

Paint and panels are easy enough to repair (I repainted mine using a 25 tin of Scania white Truck paint and a mini roller)

Interior is easy enough to fix or replace seats (A comfy set of rover 650 seats in mine!)

As long as you can use a socket set you can fix anything quite easily.

Any problems with these points can be used to re-negotiate the price!!
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Old 02 September 2009, 16:16   #13
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A v8 is a much better engine in a 110 - and a 110 is much nicer than a Discovery!!!

Agree with the comments on the 2.5 - the turbo caused loads of problems but there are 1 or 2 around that are ok.
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I agree with markq, my family are landrover mad, we have owned between us two discos, two freelanders and a 90 landrover. The landrover is great, simply built, easy to fix and a design classic. The problem being they are like vw campers because they are iconic they are expensive to buy a good one. The disco was a massive hit when launched, it was the start of the off road scene in the uk. Second prices are rock bottom. If you need to do some serious towing and it is not your everyday vehicle the V8 cannot be beaten. Due to it's high fuel consumption and road tax they are virtually worthless, but my god what a tow vehicle. I was lucky to live in Dubai were 100 litres of fuel cost five quid...............even better were the five point something litre Nissan patrols.
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A v8 is a much better engine in a 110 - and a 110 is much nicer than a Discovery!!!
you could try that arguement with my mrs, pigs would be doing air displays before you would convince her that a 110 is nicer than a td5 es,
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The engines not as good as the tdi's. Is there any reason your looking at a 110? I'm picking up a 1995 Discovery which has a 200tdi engine in with 12 month MOT and its 800.
I do like the 90's 110's and Defenders but they cost alot more and comfort wise aren't as good.
Hi Chewy

I just like the looks of the 110's . Your Disco looks much better value than the 110 I am looking at over here .

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Thanks for all your replies . It looks like this 110 might be best given a miss .
Might have a look at the Discovery . Is there any particular model which is best avoided ?.

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Old 03 September 2009, 04:13   #18
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didnt they have two cylinder heads doggypaddle??

Only if it really badly cracked
you're thinking of the VM2.5TD rangerover/ford scorpio/jeep/roverSD1 lump. 4 separate heads. equally crap engine as the 19J.
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Thanks for all your replies . It looks like this 110 might be best given a miss .
Might have a look at the Discovery . Is there any particular model which is best avoided ?.

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200 and 300 tdis are both good engines, older discos are prone to a bit of rot in the boot floors and the rear wheel arches on the 5 door , running gear is pretty much the same as defender tdis except the transfer box ratios
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watch out for dash board delamination on the 300 series (dash board comes unstuck and curls up)
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